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Pay Raise and Cost Hikes for Police

Laguna Beach’s police officers and non-sworn personnel will receive raises of 6 and 5 percent respectively under the terms of a three-year contract. Even so, the pay hikes won’t offset the jump in retirement contributions now borne by employees, said City Manager John...

Trial in Nicholson’s Murder Underway

The defense attorney for a Lake Forest man accused in the bludgeoning-murder of Laguna Beach resident Damon Nicholson told a Superior Court jury that an accomplice was responsible for the deadly attack during his opening statement on Wednesday. Matthew Thomas Dragna, 23, is...

Teens Push for Drug Drop Box

Thanks to the initiative of some high school students, a secure prescription drug drop box was installed this week outside the Laguna Beach Police Department. Located in an alcove to the left of the lobby doors, the box serves the public as a repository for the safe disposal of...

Bank Averts City Hall Theft

It turns out that stealing from City Hall isn’t all that easy, but someone has been trying anyway. In recent weeks, Bank of America has rejected nine counterfeit checks made out to different individuals attempting to cumulatively withdraw $9,997.93 from the city’s bank account,...